Saturday, October 8, 2011

Day 8

Welcome to day 8. There is a little progress. Not as much as I would like but..well you will see.

I got almost all of my flowers bordered by the darker purple. I had 3 of the connected but then discovered that it wouldn't work out right with only the two light purples and the darker one joining them all together. So I took them apart and went to Joann's to get some black fabric. (I did have some black but the fabric was to thin.) Tomorrow I will start cutting out more hexagons so I can get back on track with this.

I have a question for those of you who have made this quilt before. How do you put it together? Make all the flowers then join them or put it together in strips (like put together the top row then row two...and so on). I am finding it kind of odd to put together the flowers once there made. Any tips?

Today my other 2 packs of Paper Pieces came in from Paradise Quilting. I love these things! I plan on buying different shapes so I can try other projects. But first I really need to get to work on this one. I know cold weather is just around the corner...I hope!
I also bought a nice pen to trace with! It takes about a minute for the ink to dry but I think its going to work out. It is a Clover White Marking Pen. Do any of you use this pen? How do you like it? I got it 40% off at our new Joann's.

I am trying to find something to do while making this. What do you do while cutting out fabric? Listen to music? Watch tv? Let me know.

Well its getting late. I think I will watch tv with the old man and go to sleep. Have a great night/day everyone and keep on sewing!

1 comment:

  1. It is looking great... so what are the shapes that you bought for? How do you use them?